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Doctor In Trouble for Lyme Disease Treatment

The latest battle in the Lyme Disease struggle is being waged in North Carolina.

Thursday in Raleigh, the State Medical Board suspended for a year the license of a Charlotte doctor for the way he treats Lyme Disease. Doctor Joseph Jemsek was accused of misdiagnosing patients and treating them with long-term intravenous antibiotics. That method goes against standard practices for treating the tick-borne illness. Some claim it nearly killed them. But many of Jemsek's patients who turned out at the medical board building say it saved their lives.

Jemsek is not alone. As many as 30 other physicians across the country have had to go before state licensing boards because of their treatment of Lyme Disease.

Jemsek meets with the board again in July. He's allowed to keep his medical privileges until then.


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